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  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – December 7th November 30, 2018 Pearl Harbor On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii. In a devastating defeat, the United States suffered 3,435 casualties and loss of or severe damage to 188 planes, eight battleships, three light cruisers and four miscellaneous vessels. Japanese losses were less than 100 personnel, 29 ...
  • Take Action: Blue Water Navy Bill Must Pass Before End of Year November 15, 2018 Action Corps Sign Up Today Background:  In July, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, to end the injustice of denying Vietnam, Korean DMZ, and Thailand veterans who suffer from life-threatening health conditions the care and benefits they deserve.   This important bill continues to be stalled in the Senate. The VFW ...
  • Annual Veterans Breakfast November 9, 2018 I enjoyed attending my first Veterans Breakfast hosted by the City of Tualatin this morning at the Juanita Pohl Center. The agenda for the morning was: Master of Ceremonies Councilor Frank Bubenik Color Guard Tualatin Police Dept “Star Spangled Banner”  Martin Murrell  Pledge of Allegiance Dale Potts Welcome Councilor Frank Bubenik Remarks   Shannon Langley State Director – Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL- VETS) Norb Murray USMC, ...
  • Christmas Gifts for Veterans at VA Hospital – December 12th at 8:30AM November 7, 2018 Kathy WalshDear Auxiliary Brothers and Sisters, My name is Kathy Walsh and I am the Veteran of Foreign Wars Representative for the Department of Oregon at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. I am writing you today to invite all those that wish to attend the Christmas gift giving at the Medical Center for the veterans that are ...
  • Veterans Day Concert October 25, 2018 The Founding BandFrom IrishPDX.com As a token of our appreciation to you Veterans, we are offering a discount to the upcoming concert at the Sherwood Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:30pm! The band, The Founding will be playing. To receive your discount at only $15 ea, go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3510175 and click on ‘enter a password’ ...
  • 2018 Regatta Run, Record Number of 586 Entrants October 20, 2018 Today’s 10th annual Regatta Run was one for the record books, as we enjoyed both sunshine and a record number of 586 entrants. Our community showed up in force to support this memorial fundraiser that honors Cpl. Matthew Lembke as the money goes towards scholarships at Tualatin High School. Enjoy the photos and come out ...
  • Regatta Run 5K, This Saturday October 18, 2018 Regatta Run, 2016 Just a few days until race day! Our registration numbers are already well above last year at this time, and we are likely to get close to or over 600 participants! Great weather is ahead for the weekend- so come on out and help us celebrate the 10th Annual Regatta Run! Online registration ends on ...
  • Help a Hero October 16, 2018 help a heroGreat opportunity! Now through Veterans Day, November 11, you can “Help A Hero” take the next step toward a civilian career through education when you get a haircut at one of the more than 1,700 Sport Clips Haircuts locations across the U.S.  The VFW and Sport Clips established the “Help A Hero” scholarship program in 2014, but ...
  • Veterans Recognition Breakfast October 5, 2018 Tualatin Veterans RecognitionHonor and salute veterans at this annual event. Come enjoy a delicious catered breakfast celebrating veterans and all they’ve done for our country. Guest speakers will present and prizes will be raffled off during the event. Pre-registration is required, and veterans plus one guest will be given priority registration until September 30th by calling 503.691.3061. Starting ...
  • 2018-2019 Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest September 13, 2018 Patriot's Pen Essay ContestEach year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.  The essay contest encourages ...
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